Discipline: Architecture – design

Gaspar Libedinsky

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010

Gaspar Libedinsky (b. 1976) is a visual artist, architect, and curator. His work operates in the public and private domain mediating between the urban scale and the intimacy of the human body. He studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London where he was awarded in 1999 with the Runner-Up Part 1 Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the UK's highest student award. He worked for Rem Koolhaas / OMA in Rotterdam and for Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York as designer of the new High Line Park in Manhattan. Gaspar Libedinsky taught at Harvard’s GSD (USA) and at the Architectural Association (AA), giving various workshops regularly. As an artist he was awarded the Kuitca / UTDT 2010-11 Scholarship, the most prestigious artist program in Argentina led by Guillermo Kuitca. His work has been published and exhibited internationally. In 2016 Absolut Vodka launched its Limited Edition bottle design of 'Absolut Buenos Aires by Gaspar Libedinsky'. In 2013 Gaspar Libedinsky served as curator of urban interventions at 'Draft Urbanism' - Biennial of the Americas in Denver, CO. As in a Renaissance atelier, Gaspar Libedinsky's workshop processes with the same rigor minimal works at the scale of a pair of slippers (as his work 'Architecture for the Body') or as monumental as Buenos Aires' iconic Obelisk (his project is to convert it into a climbable monument).



Gaspar Libedinsky worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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